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Coloured cornea replacements with anti-infective properties: expanding the safe use of silver nanoparticles in regenerative medicine

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Abstract

Despite the broad anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), their use in bioengineered corneal replacements or bandage contact lenses has been hindered due to their intense yellow coloration. In this communication, we report the development of a new strategy to pre-stabilize and incorporate AgNPs with different colours into collagen matrices for fabrication of corneal implants and lenses, and assessed their in vitro and in vivo activity.

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The article was received on 16 Feb 2016, accepted on 29 Feb 2016 and first published on 01 Mar 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR01339B
Citation: Nanoscale, 2016,8, 6484-6489
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    Coloured cornea replacements with anti-infective properties: expanding the safe use of silver nanoparticles in regenerative medicine

    E. I. Alarcon, B. Vulesevic, A. Argawal, A. Ross, P. Bejjani, J. Podrebarac, R. Ravichandran, J. Phopase, E. J. Suuronen and M. Griffith, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 6484
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NR01339B

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